Every maintenance program is unique, and our standard fluid analysis program doesn’t always fit as-is. From branding to account structure, and everything in-between, our Customized Programs feature opens the door to a program that suits your needs.
Many programs need the speed and expertise of a third-party fluid analysis laboratory, but require the look and feel of their established brand. POLARIS Laboratories® can display your logo and colors to our fluid analysis kits, reports, and the HORIZON software.
Our available branding customizations
- Program name
- Logos: Displayed on sample paperwork, packaging, sample reports, and the HORIZON online
- Uses your branding colors to customize the HORIZON online app
- Unique phone number and greeting
- Customizable fields for equipment information
PDF and video support tools are available regardless of customizations due to the HORIZON branding maintained in the software platform.
Leave-behind or electronic literature can be a key to getting a fluid analysis program started and useful reference point to keep it going. Just like the branding, program materials are customized to fit your user’s needs.
- Product Sheets: Single or double-sided sheet
- User Guides: 4- to 12-page booklets with information on how to collect samples, submission tips, and how to read the test report
- Price sheets: Simple lists to assist sales staff
- PowerPoint presentations for rollout materials
- Other documents to fit your needs
We can help create these documents by providing images and copy for your design/marketing team, or you can commission our in-house design team to do the work for you. Program materials can be professionally printed and included with sample kit orders.
Fluid analysis is sometimes bundled as an add-on to company’s main product, such as equipment or fluid purchases. This is typically done in association with an equipment warranty program or as a promotional service for large or ongoing orders. Considering the potential for fluid analysis to prevent expensive repairs and breakdowns, this can be very appealing to end-users.
Payment structure for these programs are customizable to fit your needs.
Equipment warrantees are a unique way of incorporating a fluid analysis program. Regular testing helps identify wear early and can mitigate a warranty claim before it requires repairs. Because of this, some OEMs and dealers can require equipment operators to collect and run samples regularly.
If a failure under warranty occurs, fluid analysis gives both the OEM and equipment operator a record from a neutral party to assess the warning signs. The reports provide a paper trail to look back at trends and see if recommendations were followed or if an identified problem was left to progress.
A set of sample kits is typically included when equipment is sold and the HORIZON software can be used to monitor which users are participating in the program and which ones have untested equipment in the field.
Access to all of the data collected under your program provides valuable information about how equipment is operating under real-world conditions.
Equipment problems, performance, and life expectancy can change based on such factors as the annual climate and operating condition. End-users have used this information to adjust their drain intervals or even equipment purchases. OEMs use this information to avoid equipment failure, and fluid distributors can examine the performance of additives or recommend higher grade fluids for specific applications.
Data is always available in HORIZON, but POLARIS Laboratories® offers program enrichment reviews to assist with data analysis. Our team of technical business consultants can compile your information and provide insight to increasing reliability, decreasing turnaround time, and reducing overall maintenance costs.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Click the links above or download our guide to custom programs to learn more about the programs and the companies who have chosen to partner with POLARIS Laboratories®
If a custom program is right for you, fill out the form fields and one of our account managers will get back to you quickly and set up a meeting.